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Internet video of the week : Repair of mitral stenosis
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Source Name: Multimedia manual of cardiothoracic surgery
There is growing interest in reparative techniques that durably improve the mitral orifice while preserving the subvalvular apparatus. Many of these techniques are technically challenging and require complex resections with intricate chordal adjustments, which may have limited their global acceptance. In this report, a three-step technique is outlined that does not require significant resection or involve the use of neochords. This offers a potentially simplified approach to the repair of rheumatic mitral stenosis.